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Webinar on Inquiry-Based STEM Instruction
Gain a pedagogical understanding and take away a few specific strategies for using inquiry in science and math classes.
Whole Child Podcast on Personalized Learning
Hear from ASCD author Yong Zhao and a panel of educators who are personalizing learning for students in their schools.
Remember the ABCs of Adolescent Math Learners
Help students overcome math anxiety by fostering autonomy, belonging, and competence.
Building School Morale
How do we build schoolwide cultures in which administrators, teachers, students, and parents are energized and positive about learning? This issue will explore how both principals and teachers can achieve balance, reduce stress, and become confident advocates for public education in the face of outside criticisms. What practices build educator morale; protect educators from negative pressures and initiative fatigue; empower them to be problem solvers; and promote trust, mutual respect, collegiality, and celebration?
The arts, new roles for teachers, and innovative approaches to design and engineering lead our exploration of STEM education in this issue. Find out how the Next Generation Science Standards and the Maker Movement are infusing real-world application and creative engagement into the sciences.
Inquiry-Based Instruction Explores, Then Explains
ASCD author Jeff Marshall advocates for flipping the typical explain-explore model for instruction and then provides a sample science lesson where students have the opportunity to explore elements of the lunar phases before this scientific phenomena are explained.
The Four Cs of Next Generation Engineering Standards
The Next Generation Science Standards in general and the engineering standards in particular promote collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, and communication.
The Art of Thinking Like a Scientist
The arts encourage observation, visualization, and perseverance in a design process—or, why STEM should really be STEAM.
What Is a Maker Space?
Interdisciplinary, creative learning thrives in this do-it-yourself design studio at St. Louis's Grand Center Arts Academy.
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From Science Teacher to Science Facilitator
Students bored with lecture and drill prompt this scientist-turned-teacher to stand back and let engaging problems, not teacher talk, drive learning.
KQED's Twitter Cheat Sheet for Educators
From safety concerns to instructional uses and how they relate to Bloom's Taxonomy of learning, this guide covers everything educators need to know about teaching with Twitter.
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